Wrongly Convicted Perspectives on Failed Justice

ISBN-10: 0813529522

ISBN-13: 9780813529523

Edition: 2001

Authors: Saundra D. Westervelt, John A. Humphrey, Michael L. Radelet

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List price: $30.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 6/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Causes of Wrongful Convictions
Misinformation and Wrongful Convictionsp. 17
False Confessions: Causes, Consequences, and Solutionsp. 36
From the Jailhouse to the Courthouse: The Role of Informants in Wrongful Convictionsp. 55
The Police Role in Wrongful Convictions: An International Comparative Studyp. 77
The Social Characteristics of the Wrongly Convicted
Who Are the Wrongly Convicted on Death Row?p. 99
Racial Bias and the Conviction of the Innocentp. 114
The Faces of the Wrongly Convicted: Case Studies
More Than a Reasonable Doubt: The Trial and Execution of Frank Ewingp. 135
No Appeal from the Grave: Innocence, Capital Punishment, and the Lessons of Historyp. 154
Whodunit? An Examination of the Production of Wrongful Convictionsp. 174
Visions for Change in the Twenty-first Century
Back from the Courthouse: Corrective Measures to Address the Role of Informants in Wrongful Convictionsp. 199
Effective Assistance of Counselp. 220
DNA and Innocence Scholarshipp. 241
The Adversary System and Historical Accuracy: Can We Do Better?p. 253
Erroneous Convictions and the Death Penaltyp. 269
About The Editors And Contributorsp. 281
Indexp. 289
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